An article by Barry Fox in Studio Sound, Oct, 1991, deals with this issue.
The actor's name is Norman Shelley. The software used to support Shelley's
clain to having made the records is Speechstation, sold in the US by Ariel
Corp. Given the volatility of corporate survival, it is probably still
available, improved and under a different name. Maybe not.
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From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Winston Churchill Set
> On 23/02/07, Martin Fisher wrote:
>> Hi Guys,
>> I'm trying to locate information on a set of Winston Churchill's
>> wartime speeches that was issued in the U.K. on the plain black Argo
>> or Decca label in a 10 to 12 disc box set. It only covered the WWII
>> era as I remember and was in great sound with no added effects. The
>> main library in Nashville had a set once but I think they purged
>> themselves of all the vinyl in the 90s and this went also. I'd like
>> the correct title of the set and the issue information.
>> There is also a 12 disc set on London titled "Winston Churchill - His
>> Memoirs & Speeches 1918-1945" that turns up on e-bola from time to
>> time. I have an LP single that might have been derived from this set
>> which has actual contemporary speech exerpts interspersed with what
>> sounds like later re-recordings of some speeches with added music.
>> There is also a slight bit of echo added. If this is indicative of the
>> complete 12 disc set then I'd pass on it. Can anyone confirm that this
>> is indeed the case? Winston's picture appears on the top half of the
>> labels on both the 12 disc set and the single LP.
> I think some of these recordings were read by an actor, not by Churchill
> I recall some articles about this in The Gramophone some years ago. If I
> come across them I'll post a reference.
> Don Cox
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